carbon footprint

Japanese translation: カーボンフットプリント

English term or phrase:carbon footprint
Japanese translation:カーボンフットプリント

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15:33 Jul 15, 2009
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Science - Environment & Ecology
English term or phrase: carbon footprint
Definition from AltusLumen:
Carbon footprint measures total amount of greenhouse gas emissions released into the environment. Greenhouse gas emissions from all sources are summed up and changed into units of CO2 equivalent which is used to standardize greenhouse gas emissions and help make comparisons from different time periods and across industries. Carbon emissions are usually measured in metric tons per year (1 metric ton equals 2204lbs).

Example sentence(s):
  • With rises in the costs of fuel and widespread media coverage on the threats of global warming, reducing your carbon footprint is increasingly at the forefront of the sustainability agenda for consumer product manufacturers and retailers. Carbon Footprint Consumer Products 2008
  • Global climate change is one of humanity’s greatest challenges and one of the most important indicators that we are in ecological overshoot. Since the carbon footprint is 50 percent of humanity’s overall Ecological Footprint, reducing our carbon footprint is essential to ending ecological overshoot. Global Footprint Network
  • Some companies have started to include footprints on their labeling. Carbon labels appeal to consumers who understand and monitor their own carbon footprints and want to support products that do the same. HowStuffWorks, Inc.
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カーボンフットプリント(英:Carbon footprint、略称CF)には、以下の用法がある。

1. 個人や団体、企業などが生活・活動していく上で排出される二酸化炭素などの温室効果ガスの出所を調べて把握すること。炭素の足跡。
2. 1.を企業が自社の商品に表示する制度。別名カーボンラベリング(Carbon labellng)、二酸化炭素(CO2)の可視化。
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Definition from Wikipedia:
カーボンフットプリント(英:Carbon footprint、略称CF)には、以下の用法がある。

1. 個人や団体、企業などが生活・活動していく上で排出される二酸化炭素などの温室効果ガスの出所を調べて把握すること。炭素の足跡。
2. 1.を企業が自社の商品に表示する制度。別名カーボンラベリング(Carbon labellng)、二酸化炭素(CO2)の可視化。

Example sentence(s):
  • 経済産業省では、事業者、消費者が一体となった、地球温暖化防止に向けた取組を促進するため、商品やサービスのライフサイクル全体における温室効果ガス排出量をCO2量に換算して算定し、マークを使って分かりやすく表示する「カーボンフットプリント制度」の構築に向けた取組を進めています。 - Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry  
  • カーボンフットプリントは、人間の活動が炭素の循環や地球温暖化などの環境に与える影響を把握するための指標だ。商品やサービスに二酸化炭素(CO2)の排出量を表示するというわかりやすさから、CO2排出の「見える化」を進める手段として注目されている。 - 環境Goo  
  • 温室効果ガス(GHG)が地球環境に与える影響のレベルを、二酸化炭素(CO2)に換算した「カーボン・フットプリント」という指標が関心を集めている。人間が、生活や経済活動のなかで排出したCO2を把握することで、GHGが及ぼす影響の程度を理解しやすくし、GHGの排出削減に対する大きなきっかけとなる。 - Nikkei BP  
Chie Kobayashi
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Yes  Minoru Kuwahara: Referring to "二酸化炭素排出量" -
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